Forbes.com map: Where Americans are moving

January 31, 2011 | EPA, Sustainability

Forbes magazine has an interactive map on its website that shows, in a very visual way, the movement of more than 10 million Americans from one county to another during 2008. You can click on any county to see comings…

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EPA Seeks Applicants for $1.2 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Address Local Health and Environmental Issues

January 31, 2011 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting grant applications for $1.2 million in funding to support projects designed to research, educate, empower and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues. Eligible applicants from…

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The New York Times: Industry boos Oscar nod for ‘Gasland’

January 31, 2011 | General RCAP News

By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF“Gasland,” a film that turns a harshly critical eye on the perils of natural gas drilling, has earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary.The Oscar nod guarantees even wider exposure for the controversial film, which uses…

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EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection solicitation for grant proposals to address children’s environmental health

January 31, 2011 | General RCAP News

EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection is receiving grant proposals to address children's environmental health in underserved communities by building capacity for these communities to reduce environmental exposures in child-occupied settings (e.g. homes, schools and child care centers).Funds available for…

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Daily Yonder blog: State of the (Rural) Union

January 31, 2011 | General RCAP News

The Daily Yonder blog asked several people to chime in about President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25.Read the full post to see what was in Obama's address for rural America.

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EPA seeks applications for community-based environmental grants

January 24, 2011 | General RCAP News

Grants will help communities address local health and pollution issues WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment…

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Interim report evaluates combined heat and power technologies for wastewater treatment facilities

January 20, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas

EPA is announcing the release of an interim report—“Evaluation of Combined Heat and Power Technologies for Wastewater Facilities”—which serves as a planning tool for wastewater professionals and provides an examination of commonly used and emerging combined heat and power (CHP)…

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change.org: Tell the House of Representatives to ditch bottled water and save taxpayer dollars

January 19, 2011 | EPA

The text below was taken from a page on change.org.Targeting: The U.S. House of Representatives and Speaker of the House John BoehnerStarted by: Corporate Accountability InternationalThe new Speaker of the House John Boehner recently made waves with his intention to…

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EPA halts disposal of mining waste to Appalachian waters at proposed Spruce Mine

January 14, 2011 | Applications, EPA

Agency cites irreversible damage to clean water, environment in the region WASHINGTON (EPA) – After extensive scientific study, a major public hearing in West Virginia and review of more than 50,000 public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced…

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EPA and HHS announce new scientific assessments and actions on fluoride

January 10, 2011 | General RCAP News

Agencies working together to maintain benefits of preventing tooth decay while preventing excessive exposure WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 7 important steps to ensure…

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